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#26 2012-11-29 23:48:32

czarkoff
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From: Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Registered: 2009-09-23
Posts: 18

Re: systemd/dbus broke after upgrade ... laptop now won't run

Today I ran an upgrade (since the last one in a week or so). Upon next boot I ended up with VT, systemd reporting reaching multi-user.target and X cursor, though gdm just didn't show up. While I was able to move mouse, VT didn't react on keyboard in any way (just as if it wasn't there).

Unfortunately, I had no time to properly investigate the issue. I rebooted to rescue.target, disabled and re-enabled gdm.service and booted to multi-user.target. This time gdm started normally.

I didn't yet have time to come back to that system yet, so I don't really have a clue about the root of the problem.

Edit: It appears I was overly optimistic. The system consistently fails to boot to working state, while booting it to rescue.target, starting multi-user.target from command line, logging in and restarting gdm.service consistently helps.

Last edited by czarkoff (2012-11-30 21:25:17)

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#27 2012-12-01 00:33:31

Leonid.I
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From: Aethyr
Registered: 2009-03-22
Posts: 947

Re: systemd/dbus broke after upgrade ... laptop now won't run

fhtah wrote:

Hi,

may not be related but I had similar failed systemd-logind.service , some dbus errros etc after
the last  (eg filesystem 2012.10-2 -> 2012.11-1) update.

I have ssd installation with /var symlinked to directory on other hdd partition.
I noticed the /var/lock and /var/run  links wrong.
So I unlinked  and re-created links to point to /run and /run/lock, all is fine now.
Maybe the problem is  because of my unusual setup  and not related to your at all,
anyway  I think it is worth checking  /var.

With systemd this is a very problematic setup, as systemd mounts partitions asynchronnously. So, there may be a time when /var points to an unmounted partition... Why is there a need for having /var as a symbolic link at all? Why can't you simply mount that hdd on /var?


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#28 2012-12-01 00:36:26

Leonid.I
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From: Aethyr
Registered: 2009-03-22
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Re: systemd/dbus broke after upgrade ... laptop now won't run

rasat wrote:

The problem was in the systemd. When trying to fix I lost the sound and a smooth X display. I reinstalled the installation and all ok.

So you you suppressed the problem instead of fixing it...


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#29 2012-12-04 11:56:04

rasat
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From: Finland, working in Romania
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Re: systemd/dbus broke after upgrade ... laptop now won't run

Leonid.I wrote:

So you you suppressed the problem instead of fixing it...

FYI, if I have controll over the system at the first place, I will fix and post the solutions. The systemd automates the things. I don't mind as long as suitable fixing/knowledge tools/documents are provided.

Systemd is challanging the Arch Way, which is good. But we have to remember that there are two sides in the coin..... system/improvements by devs and utilisation by users.

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